Blackhorse Road Station is one of 18 to benefit from £100m scheme

Blackhorse Road Station

Blackhorse Road Station

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Access for disabled people to Blackhorse Road station in Walthamstow is to be improved under a £100 million plan.

The Department for Transport has announced the money will be spent on 18 stations in London and the south-east.

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10:00am Wed 30 Apr 14

Sam Hain says...

This is good, of course, but I do hope Tottenham Hale station will be looked at too. The current tube announcement that Tottenham Hale has 'step-free access' may apply to the underground station but any disabled passenger trying to get to the Liverpool/Stratford-
bound platform on the mainline station will be in for a major disappointment.
This is good, of course, but I do hope Tottenham Hale station will be looked at too. The current tube announcement that Tottenham Hale has 'step-free access' may apply to the underground station but any disabled passenger trying to get to the Liverpool/Stratford- bound platform on the mainline station will be in for a major disappointment. Sam Hain
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10:05am Wed 30 Apr 14

Sam Hain says...

PS: And I hope Walthamstow Central might benefit too. Desite all the
redevelopment work that's gone on around it there's still no disabled interchange between the tube and mainline stations, or even a lift down to the Victoria Line from the tube concourse for that matter.
PS: And I hope Walthamstow Central might benefit too. Desite all the redevelopment work that's gone on around it there's still no disabled interchange between the tube and mainline stations, or even a lift down to the Victoria Line from the tube concourse for that matter. Sam Hain
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2:26pm Wed 30 Apr 14

GlennW says...

Don't hold your breath! The Department for Transport first announced an 'Access for All' scheme for the London Overground platforms at Blackhorse Road all of two years ago and so far nothing has happened! BGORUG was told recently that the scheme had been shelved until at least 2016 when the line is electrified.

Glenn Wallis
Secretary
Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group
Don't hold your breath! The Department for Transport first announced an 'Access for All' scheme for the London Overground platforms at Blackhorse Road all of two years ago and so far nothing has happened! BGORUG was told recently that the scheme had been shelved until at least 2016 when the line is electrified. Glenn Wallis Secretary Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group GlennW
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11:59pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Nairn says...

There is NO disabled access at St James St station so there's nothing to improve! Doing something to enable access would be a start! Or is this money for underground services only?
There is NO disabled access at St James St station so there's nothing to improve! Doing something to enable access would be a start! Or is this money for underground services only? Nairn
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9:46am Thu 1 May 14

Sam Hain says...

Nairn wrote:
There is NO disabled access at St James St station so there's nothing to improve! Doing something to enable access would be a start! Or is this money for underground services only?
If the Liverpool Street-Chingford line becomes part of the Overground system perhaps we'll see the sort of access they've put in at Gospel Oak. St James isn't the only high level platform without access on this line - Wood Street, Hackney Downs and Bethnal Green are others and at Clapton it's a low-level platform. Even if one of these a year had been done we'd be well ahead of the game by now instead of playing catch-up (and making a mockery of DDA compliance).
[quote][p][bold]Nairn[/bold] wrote: There is NO disabled access at St James St station so there's nothing to improve! Doing something to enable access would be a start! Or is this money for underground services only?[/p][/quote]If the Liverpool Street-Chingford line becomes part of the Overground system perhaps we'll see the sort of access they've put in at Gospel Oak. St James isn't the only high level platform without access on this line - Wood Street, Hackney Downs and Bethnal Green are others and at Clapton it's a low-level platform. Even if one of these a year had been done we'd be well ahead of the game by now instead of playing catch-up (and making a mockery of DDA compliance). Sam Hain
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12:44pm Fri 2 May 14

GlennW says...

Transport for London have now confirmed that this is just a reannouncement of the Blackhorse Road scheme for the London Overground platforms announced a couple of years ago.

Glenn Wallis
Secretary
Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group
Transport for London have now confirmed that this is just a reannouncement of the Blackhorse Road scheme for the London Overground platforms announced a couple of years ago. Glenn Wallis Secretary Barking - Gospel Oak Rail User Group GlennW
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